The “crime” of misinformation is only a crime if the information is false and is known to be false by the person making the statement.

I would suggest that those attorneys who work for the Maine Medical Board look up the law regarding misinformation.  They also should be informed that they do not make the law:  law is made by legislatures and Congress.  They have not been given the authority to create new crimes.  My opinions, which are grounded in an enormous amount of fact and study, and are accurate almost all the time, do not meet the statutory standard of false information.

I would further suggest that the Board attorneys inform the Board members of this.  I think they might want to know that they have been handed a nonexistent crime to prosecute.

18 U.S. Code § 35 – Imparting or conveying false information

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